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1 1 PSI in 2009 in the EU Challenges ahead ePSIplus Seminar 3 February 2009 Paris J. Hernandez-Ros

2 2 Re-use of PSI in 2009 PSI Directive Review + implement. Implementation OECD Recomm. Infringements SW, PL + ??? Proactive measures: UK, NL, SLOV, FR, starting in E + DK, and in the rest ??? PSI related court cases in NL, IT Inspire, SEIS, marine observations…

3 3 Facts from 2008 Directive fully transposed – infringements launched PSI re-use increasing (MICUS, GFII) Substitution of PSI Cambridge study: marginal costs recommend. New applications, explosion of web 2.0/ user created content - showmetheway New sharing of information initiatives: OA, SEIS, Wikis, …

4 4 Barriers - Stakeholders Consultation Reusers claim that they still face many problems when trying to re-use PSI as: –PSI is not available for re-use –PSI difficult to find –Charges are too high and not justified –Restrictive licensing agreements –Public task concerns –Limited awareness/co-operation from PSI Holders –No official redress mechanisms PSI re-use potential largely unmet

5 5 Stakeholders Consultation Reusers “wish list” : –Make PSI re-use compulsory –Marginal Cost Pricing –Enlarge Scope –Independent Regulators (inc. redress mechanisms) –Address/limit public task PSI Holders –IARs/ PSI Portals –Clarifications ( Reasonable rate of return, document, re-use, etc)

6 6 6 Key role of Member States Ensure correct implementation and application of PSI Directive (e.g. monitor exclusive deals) Deployment measures that facilitate re-use –Can go beyond the directive (SLOV) –Establishment of bodies responsible for PSI (UK OPSI) –Asset lists, web portals –Charging (marginal costs) –Non discrimination –Conflict resolution mechanisms/Watchdog of PSCH –Cooperation with private sector

7 7 7 What can reusers do? Make re-use a reality Raise awareness - political interest – huge/missed business opportunities Show that market demand is there Explicit new rights for re-users => fight for them, challenge unfair practices, exploit current regulations

8 8 8 Commission stimulating actions to promote PSI re-use in 2009 –PSI Group: how to make it work better? –Synergies with other Commission activities (Digital Libraries, INSPIRE, SEIS, etc…) –PSI platform –Thematic network PSI legal issues –Exclusive agreements survey

9 9 Many thanks


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